Purple Sage in a Hairy Pot

Purple Sage in a Hairy Pot


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Salvia officinalis Purpurascens is an aromatic sage. The juvenile foliage (and the stems) are purple, maturing to grey-green, veined, oblong leaves. The flowers are tubular, two-lipped, short purple-blue spikes in terminal racemes  Its dominating flavour is great in stuffings, sausages and with any meat dish.

Originally a Mediterranean plant, and forming a semi-evergreen bushy, dwarf shrub, it likes a well-drained soil in a sunny position. you can grow it as a specimen plant in a pot, or as a low hedge.

Eco-friendly: This herb plant is grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir with natural latex.

More herbs in hairy pots are available in store.

Height and Spread: 100cm x 100cm over 10 years

Hardiness: Hardy to –15C

Aspect: South, west or east facing

Position: Full sun / Partial shade

Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well drained